The Profession of Violence

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The classic, bestselling account of the infamous Kray twins, now a major film, starring Tom Hardy.

Reggie and Ronnie Kray ruled London’s gangland during the 60s with a ruthlessness and viciousness that shocks even now. Building an empire of organised crime that has never been matched, the brothers swindled, extorted and terrorised – while enjoying a glittering celebrity status at the heart of the swinging 60s scene, until their downfall and imprisonment for life.

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John Pearson is the author of several novels and biographies including The Life of Ian Fleming, Stags and Serpents: The History of the Dukes of Devonshire and The Profession of Violence: The Rise and Fall of the Kray Twins, which was awarded the Edgar Allan Poe Special Award by the Mystery Writers of America.

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'The most famous biography of criminal life to have been published in Britain...a cult’ Time Out

'All credit to Mr. Pearson for a brave and disturbing book' Daily Express

'A scrupulous dossier of the Krays’ weird career' Daily Telegraph

'An exciting read' The Times

'Extremely well written and fittingly dead-pan' New Statesman

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